Sona has forgotten his glory days, even his involvement with the vital-to-defence-intelligence Nanda Devi
expedition in 1966.
People travelled far and wide to witness and participate in the procession, where thousands of devotees carry the dola (palanquin) of goddess Nanda Devi
His expedition to Nanda Devi
whetted his appetite for the high summits of Asia, and two years later he was back leading an expedition to take on the formidable K2 in the Karakoram, arguably the most technically difficult of all the big peaks.
THE Nanda Devi
Sanctuary lies in the Indian Himalaya, not far from Nepal and Tibet, and is a notoriously difficult place to get to, having claimed several lives since the peak above it was first climbed in 1934.
The Nanda Devi
National Park management has been using trap cameras since long to track animals.
national Park Director BK Kangte informed that since 2010 the snow leopards have been captured thrice at three different places.
Leaving this one incident, the Nanda Devi
Raj Jat Yatra took place peacefully and the Uttarakhand Government has decided to utilise the infrastructure created for the pilgrimage to attract more tourists.
At over 630 sq km Nanda Devi
National Park, the area surrounding the eponymous peak, rising over 25,600 feet, is spectacular to say the least.
SNOW LEOPARDS: Three snow leopards were captured by the cameras installed in the Nanda Devi
National Park in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.
Highlights include a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, an overnight train ride to the sacred Hindu territory of Garhwal and a seven-day trek along the Curzon Trail across the narrow Kuari Pass to watch the sunrise over the Nanda Devi
Thousands will set out for the Nanda Devi
Raj Jat today
Surrounded by stunning views of Nanda Devi
, this little home stay is perfect for camping on the ridge, bonfire nights, home cooked meals and for the bookworms it also boasts of a quaintly eclectic library.